Mara Hautea Schnittka (born March 19, 1995), known professionally as Julia Montes, is a Filipino-German actress and model. She is one of the most sought-after actresses in the Philippines and has been hailed as the “Royal Princess of Drama” for her acting prowess and versatility.
Montes is a 2-time winner for Best Actress in a TV series at Gawad Tanglaw Awards and has won a FAMAS Award. In 2014, she scored a Best Actress nomination at the 62nd FAMAS Awards. In 2013, Yes! Magazine listed her at number one spot on their list of 100 Most Beautiful Stars and placed fourth as one of the most influential celebrities the year prior. She was also listed six consecutive times (2012–2017) on FHM’s annual list of Philippines Sexiest Women. She is dubbed as the reigning “Daytime Drama Queen” by the media.
She began acting as a child on television by playing guest roles and starring in Goin’ Bulilit. Montes gained widespread recognition with her first significant role and breakthrough playing the mean and spoiled Clara del Valle in the remake of Mara Clara (2010–11), following which she made her film debut in the family drama Way Back Home (2011).
After Mara Clara ended, she starred in the critically acclaimed romantic drama Walang Hanggan (2012), as Katerina Alcantara, for which she won the Princess of Philippine Television Award, and in Muling Buksan ang Puso (2013), as Sarah Beltran. For her role as Mona Hidalgo in the period drama Ikaw Lamang (2014), she won a Gawad Tanglaw Award for Best Actress and received a nomination for the PMPC Star Award for Best Drama Supporting Actress. Montes subsequently won her second Gawad Tanglaw Award for Best Actress and received a nomination for the PMPC Star Award for Best Drama Actress when she headlined the melodrama Doble Kara (2015–17), as identical twin sisters Kara Dela Rosa and Sara Suarez. She currently stars in the lead role of Ana Dimasalang in the political drama Asintado (2018).
In films, she starred in the romantic drama A Moment in Time (2013), as Jillian Linden, for which she was nominated for the FAMAS Award for Best Actress, and the romantic horror Halik sa Hangin (2015), as Mia Generoso, for which she earned a nomination for the Young Critics Circle Award for Best Performance. Other film appearances include the romantic comedy The Reunion (2012), the horror adventure The Strangers (2012) and the independent drama Padre de Familia (2016).
Julia Montes was born Mara Hautea Schnittka on March 19, 1995, in Pandacan, Manila, Philippines, to a Filipino mother, Gemma Hautea, and German father, Martin Schnittka. Schnittka left them when Montes was still a baby, and only her deaf mother raised her with the help of her grandmother, Flory Hautea. She has two younger brothers, Patrick and Paolo. She describes education as one of the tools to have a good life and she hopes to continuously work not just for herself but for her family as well. Montes has other relatives in Germany. In 2011, she finished high school with good grades at the Blessed Hope Christian School.
At the age of 5, Montes began attending auditions and modeling agencies. She recalls the struggles she and her grandmother went through: commuting to castings, hurrying from school to shoots and missing a lot of family time in the process until she was cast in a milk brand, chocolate snack and fast food chain endorsements. However, she said she never competed with anyone and was just in the entertainment industry out of needs. Describing her ambitions as a child, Montes has said, “Since I was a child, I only had three dreams: to become a soldier, a chef and a flight attendant.”
Parents and family
Julia Montes parents are Gemma Hautea (mother) and Martin Schnittka (father).
In December 2017, Montes was reunited with her birth father, Martin Schnittka, at Bellini’s, Cubao, Quezon City. She revealed via Instagram about her encounter with her father and expressed gratitude towards her German cousin Michelle Lloyd and CocoJul Bukayo fans for paving the way to meet him.
She has two siblings, her younger brothers, Patrick and Paolo.
Partner/ Husband and Children
Montes has been in a romantic relationship with Coco Martin since 2011 when she was still 16 years old and Martin was 30. The couple has kept their relationship private until Martin publicly confirmed it in May 2023.
Is Julia Montes married?: No, Julia Montes and her partner Coco Martin is at the moment not yet married.
At present, they have two children. Their daughter, rumored to be named after Coco’s grandmother, was born in 2019, while their son was born in 2022. They have managed to keep their family private ever since.
Julia Montes has an estimated net worth of around $1.5 million – $5 million.
* This biography or article is a copyright of Uzomedia TV, please refer-back to our blog if you wish to copy or pin back our articles.*
* For car insurance, Home Insurance, Insurance companies, Auto insurance Public liability insurance, Cheap Insurance, Loans,liability insurance, professional indemnity insurance, small business insurance, Health and Fitness, Real Estate, Digital Marketing, Automobile and more visit our contact page.*